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The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health; Notice of Meeting

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Pursuant to Executive Order 13263, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in January 2003.

The meeting will be open and will consider how to accomplish the Commission's mandate to conduct a comprehensive study of the United States mental health service delivery system and to make recommendations on improving the delivery of public and private mental health services for adults and children. The Commission meeting will receive reports from several of its subcommittees, including Older Adults, Rural Issues, Rights and Engagement and Mental Health Interface with General Medicine. There will also be panel presentations on several related topics.

Attendance by the public will be limited to space available. Public comments are welcome. Please communicate with the individual listed as contact below to make arrangements to comment or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities.

Additional information and a roster of Commission members may be obtained either by accessing the Commission Web site, http://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov, or by communicating with the contact whose name and telephone number is listed below.

Committee Name: The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.Start Printed Page 78238

Meeting Date/Time: Open: January 7, 2003, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Open: January 8, 2003, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Open: January 9, 2003, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Place: Crystal Gateway Marriott 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, Virginia.

Contact: Claire Heffernan, Executive Secretary, 5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Building, Room 13C-26, Rockville, MD 20857; Telephone: (301) 443-1545; Fax: (301) 480-1554 and e-mail: Cheffern@samhsa.gov ; Web site: http://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov

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Dated: December 16, 2002.

Toian Vaughn,

Committee Management Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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[FR Doc. 02-32162 Filed 12-20-02; 8:45 am]

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